GATHERING FOR RE-OPENING THE YOUTH HALL
After 11.30 Mass on Sunday 19th November, you're invited to proceed to the Youth Hall for a shared lunch and blessing of our fine new space which we're sure will be well-used by the parish and wider community.
Many thanks to those bringing edibles and to Maurizio and Team for preparing the hall.
Those coming to 9.30 Mass can hand in food for safe-keeping before Mass. Those coming to 11.30 could take plates directly to the hall after Mass
NEXT SUNDAY - 19th November
We will be welcoming the voices and readers from our primary school for the monthly School Mass at 9.30am. Candidates for First Holy Communion in 2018 will be enrolled at that Mass. It is also the first World Day of Prayer for the Poor, instigated by Pope Francis. We have deliberately chosen this day to reopen the community hall which will be at the service of many people, some of whom are poor and homeless. There is, however, another type of poverty which comes from social isolation. We hope that the various activities which will gradually build up are going to enrich people’s lives and combat loneliness.
Our stalwart flower lady, Mo George, is recovering after surgery and will be unable to prepare the altar flowers for Christmas without new helpers. If you’re able to help in this way, please give your name to Fr. Tony or Deacon Mike.
WALES AND THE MARCHES CATHOLIC HISTORY SOCIETY
Our next free event will be on Sunday, 19th November at 3 pm in St. David’s Catholic 6th Form College, Ty Gwyn Road, CF23 5JB, when the Reverend Canon Dr. Patrick H. B. Thomas will give a talk on the Armenian Apostolic Church. He is Vicar of Christchurch, Carmarthen and Canon Chancellor of St. David’s Cathedral and through his many travels in Armenia has become passionate about its culture and history. For further information contact Tricia Coulthard on 02920 595899
ACTA - A CALL TO ACTION
We are an organisation that brings together clergy, religious and laity to discuss issues of common interest and concern. The next meeting of the Cardiff group of ACTA is in St. Alban’s Church, Cameron Street, Splott at 7 pm on Thursday, 23rd November. All are welcome.
Further information is available from Frank Callus, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mobile: 07956005459.
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
You are invited to attend a Mass of Remembrance for all the deceased members of the Parish on Saturday 25th November at 10 am in the Church. During the offertory the Books of Remembrance will be brought to the Altar, the names of those who died during this last year will be read out and a candle lit for each.
Tea & coffee will be available after Mass.
CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS FAYRE
There will be a splendid opportunity to buy Christmas presents in the Jane Hodge Room at the Cornerstone on Sunday, November 26th at 12 noon. Stalls include devotional items, bottle stall, cakes, biscuits, chutneys and jams, mince pies, Irish coffee, quality bric-a-brac and much more.
On Wednesday 29th November, there will be sessions in the Mostyn Room (formerly CTS shop to the left of St. David’s Cathedral), open to the public from 11am - 2pm, as a place of reflection for anyone who feels conscious of bereavement. Drop in at any time during these hours to find a warm welcome. Trained bereavement support volunteers will be available to listen and to talk with anyone who wishes to do so. There will also be reflective stations set up for people who just want to sit, reflect, and pray. Refreshments will be available
CHRISTMAS PREPARATION RETREAT
Why not take a day to reflect on the real gift of Christmas? You are invited to St David’s College on Saturday 2nd December from 10.30am to 3pm, where Christian and Esther Mahoney will present a day of prayer and reflection. Lunch is provided and there is no charge, but places will be limited. To book please telephone Christian on 07764 515864 or email: email@example.com
SCOUT CHRISTMAS POST 2017
Scout stamps will be on sale in the church shop this week. They are still only 25p each! The last posting date is
This is a series of monthly presentations suitable for adult Catholics who wish to engage in discussion on various aspects of Faith and Practice. The next one is on
Sunday 17th December 3pm and is entitled “The First Christmas and the Way We Live”: the implication of Christmas for the Christian way of life.
All take place at St David’s College, Ty Gwyn Road [ [CF23 5JB].